Finally! Some of our most common misconceptions about love, explained in a handy little list.
Every now and then, science does us a favor and sheds some much-needed light on the differences between men and women. Given the number of misconceptions there are about love, a group of psychologists took it upon themselves to review existing research and debunk six sex and gender myths most of us believe, although we shouldn't.
Even Angry Single Blogger's heart melted when she read this study about Ecuadorian wrens.
Have you ever wondered why we're always told that two is better than one? Why dancing is more fun when you have partner to get down with? Well, contemplate those deep thoughts no longer; the plain-tailed wren of Ecuador are about to answer your burning questions.
We all want who we can't have. But when we really, really can't have them, we pretend they're dead.
As I wrote about last week, there's something fundamentally attractive about the so-called chase. If someone seems unattainable, our desire for them goes into overdrive. And now this fact is scientifically proven, thanks to new research.
People view those who are easily embarrassed as more relatable, trustworthy and generous.
We've all done embarrassing things as we've stumbled our way through the single world. Whether it's forgetting the name of the guy you just slept with or drunk-texting your ex, no one's immune from making a fool out of themselves. But who knew that when it comes to dating and relationships, a little embarrassment can actually be a good thing?
Winning! Thanks to our double-X chromosomes, women are literally stronger than men.
We hate to say we told you so, but...who are we kidding? WE TOLD YOU SO! Women, according to a new study, are the stronger sex due in part to their double X chromosomes. Dr. Jennifer Ashton, a medical correspondent for CBS's The Early Show, says it's often heard that "women are stronger when it comes to being more stoic when they're sick," but now there's actual scientific proof.
60 percent of women are attracted to other women. Are you one of them?
Like most women, I have no shame in admitting that I find other females attractive. I have even admitted to being open to experimentation ("Of course I would sleep with Halle Berry! It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity"). For women, it's perfectly acceptable to be a little bi-curious (cue every male fantasy), and according to the latest research, it's the norm.
Study found men who have never fathered children are at greater risk for cardiovascular disease.
In the "largest-ever study in the United States to examine the relationship between fatherhood and cardiovascular disease," Michael Eisenberg, MD, has found that childless men are at greater risk for cardiovascular disease than fathers.